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Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
MW: Mats Wernerson bass/song writer of Gotham Saints.

MW: Where is Gotham Saints from?
MW: We are based in Oslo, Norway. Me and the vocalist Danny are Swedes and Kristian and Vegard are Norwegians.

MW: How is the music scene where Gotham Saints is?
MW: The sleaze rock scene in Oslo is small but it’s getting more and more attention due to new bands getting videos online and albums on Spotify.

MW: Tell me about each of your prior releases?
MW: We released our first EP “Wild at heart” in 2010. 5 tracks and a music video for the song “Raise the stakes”

MW: What is the plan for a new Gotham Saints release?
MW: Summer 2013 we released our first single “Hang em high” taken from the up-coming debut album. Songs available on Spotify and Cd’s at http://www.demondollrecords.com

We are working on our debut album as we speak and if everything goes as planned there will be a digital release in May/June. We will also have a limited number of Cd’s sold trough our website.  The working title of the album is “Born To Raise Hell” and it’s a darker and heavier sound than our previous EP. But still really sleazy!

MW: Has Gotham Saints been touring or planning a tour?
MW: As Sadde, our former guitarist left the band after the single release in 2013 we have not been playing live at all. We put all energy in writing songs for the new album and planning to start touring this year to promote the new album.

MW: Tell me about your most memorable show?
MW: I arranged a one night festival in Oslo in February, 2013 with Crashdïet as headliner and Gotham Saints, our friends from Sister and Toxic Rose played as opening acts. That was a great and memorable night for us. It was allot of work and we did everything on our own but totally worth it!

MW: If you could create your own tour who would it be with?
MW: A great tour would be coast to coast of USA with the Australian band ” De La Cruze” They seem to be a crazy bunch of dudes and a good up and coming young band to be playing with.

MW: What can we expect from Gotham Saints in the future?
MW: A heavy, raw and in your face sound and attitude with the new album!

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
MW: Check us out online at facebook for all news and updates on the new album.
And keep supporting underground sleaze bands by going to live shows and buying CD’s and t-shirts so the scene stays alive!

https://www.facebook.com/GothamSaintsOfficial

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Warrior Soul is an American hard rock band formed by lead singer and producer Kory Clarke. Clarke started the band on a bet from a promoter at New York City’s Pyramid Club, after a solo performance art show called “Kory Clarke/Warrior Soul”. Clarke boasted he would have the best rock band in the city within six months. Nine months later he signed to Geffen Records for a million dollars

Free Download Of “American Acoustic” Coming Soon…

Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson

MW: Please introduce yourself?
AH: I’m Andy Haught lead vocalist of Zeroking. We’re a hard rock/metal band about to enter our 10th year.

MW: Where is Zeroking from?
AH: We’re based out of Huntington, WV primarily. Though we have members that live in Charleston, WV and Ashland, KY as well.

MW: How is the music scene where Zeroking is?
AH: It’s been better in years past honestly. Very few venues to work in and not a lot of touring bands coming thru anymore. I think when something bigger does come thru people come out to support it for the most part but I think that promoters who are more concerned about bands selling tickets rather than making sure to have quality acts on the bill has kinda burnt people out on supporting local shows especially in Huntington. There are some good bands in our area but the opportunities are few and far between so we try to travel and bring what we do to other scenes and venues out of our area.

MW: Tell me about each of your prior releases?
AH: Our first EP “The Sweet Sale Of Excess” was a 5 song effort that was released in 2006. It was early Zeroking and contains 4 songs (54 XTC, Drugs Will Keep Us Together, Celebrity, and So Damn Beautiful) that we still play to this day, In fact most sets we play prob include at least 2 of those 4. We were still searching for our sound but at the time really represented where we were musically and thematically.

Our next release “A Taste Of Self Destruction” came in the spring of 2011 and was a 5 song EP (Girls Of California, Stone Cold Bitch, She Said, Black Friday, and Kings Of Self Destruction). In addition to getting some of our new songs out (All of which would also appear on the full length Kings Of Self Destruction) it was also the first time our music was available digitally and we started receiving press and reviews worldwide. Feb 2012 the full length Kings Of Self Destruction was released both physically and digitally. The album in general was focused in a more rock direction (though still very metal flavored in places) but was definitely an attempt to broaden our sound and take it to places we hadn’t been before, especially on the ballads we included “Love Is Dead” (a duet w Stacee Lawson) “Valentine” and “Leaving Los Angeles” and the song “Dead Rockstar” which in 2013 became the first official video we released on YouTube.

MW: What is the plan for a new Zeroking release?
AH: We have a lot of new tunes we want to get out and there will be a new release this year hopefully. Tentatively the plan is to get into a studio in January and record at least two of them and probably pick one of this to shoot a video.

MW: Has Zeroking been touring or planning a tour?
AH: We always play as many places as we can and hope to spread out to even more areas that we’ve never played in 2014. Ideally I’d love to be breaking into some markets internationally this year.

MW: Tell me about your most memorable show?
AH: They are all memorable in their own way, and there have been so many that come to mind over the years including shows opening for bands like Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition , Kill Devil Hill among others in addition to being part of awesome festivals like Rocklahoma 2009. Memorable shows from the past year include shows with Bobaflex, Drowning Pool and Soil.

MW: If you could create your own tour who would it be with?
AH: Would love to tour with legends like Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Guns N Roses or Slash, KISS, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, or Ozzy. Newer bands I think we would package well with Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine just off the top of my head.

MW: What can we expect from Zeroking in the future?
AH: I wish I had a crystal ball HAHA but what I do know is that we have a bunch of new music we want to get out and hope to continue to keep rockin’ for audiences. Here’s to 2014 being our biggest year yet.

MW: What would you like to say in closing?
AH: Thanks to all our fans listeners and supporters for rockin’ w the ‘King. Special shout out to Dave Tedder (Vanity Music, Head First Entertainment) Debbie Wunstel (Up and Away Promotions) all the people in the press/radio including you Mike and Blastzone Online (You’ve been in our corner a long time). To anyone who’s never heard us before it’s not too late to join the party… Let’s Rock!

Links to social networks:
http://www.facebook.com/zerokingfans
http://www.reverbnation.com/Zeroking
@zerokingandy on Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/zerokingband

Free Download Of “Dead Rockstar” Coming Soon…

Blastzone Online January 2014 Free Digital Comp. “365 Days In The Blastzone” Volume I

I am dedicating the first Comp. to the memory of Jason Dembinsky of Cyanide Sunrise who passed away December 16th, 2013

1. Zeroking – Dead Rockstar – Huntington, WZ
2. Kory Clarke of Warrior Soul – American Acoustic
3. Gotham Saints – Hang Em’ High – Oslo, Norway
4. C.J. The DJ – Lonesome Old Home – Prestonsburg, KY
5. Iron Bells – Holiday – Louisvile, KY
6. Pariah – Sick Kid – Austin, TX
7. Downtrend – I Hate You – Pikeville, KY
8. Vanity Kills – Addiction – Cardiff, UK
9. Blacklist Union – Alabama Slammer – Hollywood, CA
10. Tyson P Leslie Goodbye To The Rain – Kansas City, MO
11. Loud N’ Clear – New Solution – Israel
12. Foreshadow Meaning Of Life – Tampa, FL
13. Elephant Room – Comin’ In Hot – Louisville, KY
14. The Zoo Kings – Shotgun Wedding – Louisville, KY
15. Handspun Salvation – Inherit The Purity – Indonesia
16. Villebillies – Pure To The Grain – Louisville, KY
17. Confess – Scream – Stockholm, Sweden
18. Kentucky Blue Collar Band – Missin’ You – Kentucky
19. Shubha Vedula – Off My Mind – American Idol Finalist
20. Social 66 – Sober – Parkersburg, WV

21. Sleekstain – Dead Till U Live – France
22. Hollywood Burnouts – Ghost – Bavarian, Germany
23. Snake City Playboys – Rock N Roll Is Good Medicine – Phoenix, AZ
24. The Burned Earth – Don’t Tread On Me – Fort Wayne, IN
25. Bass Drum Aliens – Big Willie – Louisville, KY
26. Bad Mother Trucker – Stand Tough – Säter, Sweden
27. Scott Free – The Path I Am On – Flat Gap, KY
28. Prophets Of Addiction – Hang Me Up – Tacoma, WA
29. Death Makes Pretty – Beautiful Murder – Los Angeles, CA
30. Mike Shouse – Don’t Remember Me – Lexington, KY
31. Echofuzz – I Wanna Believe – Phoenix, AZ
Bonus Song – Downtrend – Fight For Your Rights To Party

 

2014

12 Comps.

365 Days

365 Songs

12 Bonus Songs

One Hell Of A Good Time

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List Of Bands/Artist And Songs:

1. Zeroking – Dead Rockstar – Huntington, WZ
2. Kory Clarke of Warrior Soul – American Acoustic
3. Gotham Saints – Hang Em’ High – Oslo, Norway
4. C.J. The DJ – Lonesome Old Home – Prestonsburg, KY
5. Iron Bells – Holiday – Louisvile, KY

6. Pariah – Sick Kid – Austin, TX
7. Downtrend – I Hate You – Pikeville, KY
8. Vanity Kills – Addiction – Cardiff, UK
9. Blacklist Union – Alabama Slammer – Hollywood, CA
10. Tyson Leslie – Goodbye To The Rain – Kansas City, MO